# Reasoning Questions

• ### Four political parties W, X, Y and Z decided to set up a joint candidate

Four political parties W, X, Y and Z decided to set up a joint candidate for the coming parliamentary elections. The formula agreed by them was the acceptance of a candidate of the most of the parties. For aspiring candidates A, B, C and D approached the parties for their ticket.

• A was acceptable to W but not Z
• B was acceptable to Y but not X
• C was acceptable to W and Y
• D was acceptable to W and X

When candidate B was preferred by W and Z, candidate C was preferred by X and Z and candidate A was acceptable to X but not Y: Who got the ticket?

1. A
2. B
3. C
4. D
• ### In five flats, one above the other, live five professionals

In five flats, one above the other, live five professionals. The professor has to go up to meet his IAS officer friend. The doctor is equally friendly to all, and has to go up as frequently as go down. The engineer has to go up to meet his MLA friend above whose flat lives the professor's friend.

From the ground floor to the top floor, in what order do the five professionals live?

1. IAS officer, Engineer, Doctor, Professor, MLA
2. Engineer, Professor, Doctor, IAS officer, MLA
3. Professor, Engineer, Doctor, MLA, IAS officer
4. Professor, Engineer, Doctor, IAS officer, MLA
• ### A, B, C, D and E belong to five different cities P, Q, R, S and T

A, B, C, D and E belong to five different cities P, Q, R, S and T (not necessarily in that order). Each one of them comes from a different city. Further it is given that:

• 1. B and C do not belong to Q
• 2. B and E do not belong to P and R
• 3. A and C do not belong to R, S and T
• 4. D and E do not belong to Q and T

Which one of the following statements is not correct?

1. B belongs to S
2. C belongs to P
3. D belongs to R
4. A belongs to Q
• ### Five people A, B, C, D and E are seated about a round table

Five people A, B, C, D and E are seated about a round table. Every chair is spaced equidistant from adjacent chairs.

• (i) C is seated next to A
• (ii) A is seated two seats from D
• (iii) B is not seated next to A

Which of the following must be true?

• (I) D is seated next to B
• (II) E is seated next to A

Select the correct answer from the codes given below:

1. I only
2. II only
3. Both I and II
4. Neither I nor II
• ### Four friends A, B, C and D distribute some money among themselves

Four friends A, B, C and D distribute some money among themselves in such a manner that A gets one less than B, C gets 5 more than D, D gets 3 more than B. who gets the smallest amount?'

1. A
2. B
3. C
4. D
• ### Geeta is older than her cousin Meena. Meena's brother Bipin is older

Geeta is older than her cousin Meena. Meena's brother Bipin is older than Geeta. When Meena and Bipin visit Geeta, they like to play chess. Meena wins the game more often than Geeta.

Based on the above information, four conclusions, as given below, have been made. Which one of these logically follows from the information given above?

1. Geeta hates to lose the game.
2. Geeta is the oldest among the three.
3. While playing chess with Geeta and Meena, Bipin often loses.
4. Meena is the youngest of the three.
• ### Seven men, A, B, C, D, E, F and G are standing in a queue in that order

Seven men, A, B, C, D, E, F and G are standing in a queue in that order. Each one is wearing a cap of a different colour like violet, indigo, blue, green, yellow, orange and red. D is able to see in front of him green and blue, but not violet. E can see violet and yellow, but not red. G can see caps of all colours other than orange. If E is wearing an indigo coloured cap, then the colour of the cap worn by F is

1. Blue
2. Orange
3. Red
4. Violet
• ### The music director of a film wants to select four persons to work on different aspects

The music director of a film wants to select four persons to work on different aspects of a composition of a piece of music. Seven persons are available for this work; they are Rohit, Tanya, Shobha, Kaushak, Kunal, Mukesh and Jaswant.

Rohit and Tanya will not work together. Kunal and Shobha will not work together. Mukesh and Kunal want to work together.

Which of the following is the most acceptable group of people that can be selected by the music director?

1. Tanya, Kaushal, Shobha and Rohit
2. Tanya, Mukesh, Kunal and Jaswant
3. Rohit, Shobha, Kunal and Kaushal
4. Shobha, Tanya, Rohit and Mukesh
• ### A cube of side 12 cm is painted red on all the faces and then cut into smaller cubes, each of side 3 cm

A cube of side 12 cm is painted red on all the faces and then cut into smaller cubes, each of side 3 cm. What is the total number of smaller cubes having none of their faces painted?

1. 24
2. 12
3. 16
4. 8
• ### Six engineers A, B, C, D, E and F are offered jobs at six different locations

Six engineers Anthony, Brad, Carla, Dinesh, Evan and Frank are offered jobs at six different locations - England, Germany, India, Australia, Singapore and UAE. The jobs offered are in six different branches, and are based on their competence as well as preference. The branches are IT, Mechanical, Chemical, Electronics, Metallurgy and Electrical, though not necessarily in the same order. Their placements are subject to the following conditions:

1. The engineer in the Electrical Department is not placed in Germany.
2. Anthony is placed in Singapore while Dinesh in UAE.
3. Frank is not in the Metallurgy Department but Brad is in the Chemical Department.
4. Evan is placed in the Mechanical Department while Frank is offered a job in Australia.
5. The only department offering jobs in India is the Chemical Department while there are no vacancies for IT in Singapore.
6. Anthony is interested in IT and Electrical Department while Frank is interested in IT and Mechanical Department. Both of them settle for the options available based on their interests in the locations allotted to them.
7. In recent years, UAE has emerged as a hub for metallurgy exports and thus recruitment is done for the same while all mechanical posts are in England.

1. Who joined the Electronics Department?

1. Dinesh
2. Anthony
3. Carla

2. The person placed in UAE is in the which Department?

1. Electronics
2. Mechanical
3. Metallurgy
4. Chemical

3. Out of the following, which is the correct combination?

1. Anthony-Germany-Electrical
3. Evan-England-Electronics
4. Frank-Australia-Metallurgy

4. Who joined the IT Department in Australia?

1. Frank
2. Carla
3. Evan

5. Which combination is true for Dinesh?

1. India-Electrical
2. UAE-Electronics
3. England-Metallurgy
4. UAE-Metallurgy
• ### Due to astrological reasons, a mother named all her daughters with the alphabet K

Due to astrological reasons, a mother named all her daughters with the alphabet K as Kamla, Kamlesh, Kriti, Kripa, Kranti and Kalpana.

1. Kamla is not the tallest while Kripa is not the most qualified.
2. The shortest is the most qualified amongst them all.
3. Kalpana is more qualified than Kamlesh who is more qualified than Kriti.
4. Kamla is less qualified than Kamlesh but is taller than Kamlesh.
5. Kalpana is shorter than Kriti but taller than Kranti.
6. Kriti is more qualified than Kamla while Kamlesh is taller than Kriti.
7. Kripa is the least qualified amongst the daughters.

1. Who is the third tallest starting in decreasing order of height?

1. Kamla
2. Kamlesh
3. Kriti
4. Kranti

2. Who is the most qualified?

1. Kamlesh
2. Kriti
3. Kripa
4. Kranti

3. What is the rank of Kriti in increasing order of qualification?

1. 2
2. 3
3. 5
4. 4

4. What is the rank of Kamla in increasing order of height?

1. 3
2. 5
3. 4
4. 2
• ### Alex walks 1 mile towards East and then he turns towards South and walks further 5 miles

Alex walks 1 mile towards East and then he turns towards South and walks further 5 miles. After that he turns East and walks 2 miles further. Finally he turns to his North and walks 9 miles. How far is he from the starting point?

1. 25 miles
2. 2 miles
3. 5 miles
4. 4 miles
• ### A, B, C, D and E are members of the same family

A, B, C, D and E are members of the same family. There are two fathers, two sons, two wives, three males and two females. The teacher was the, wife of a lawyer who was the son of a doctor. E is not male, neither also a wife of a professional. C is the youngest person in the family and D is the eldest. B is a male.

1. How is D related to E?

1. Son
2. Father
3. Wife
4. Husband

2. Who are the females in the group?

1. C and E
2. E and A
3. D and E
4. C and D

3. Whose wife is the teacher?

1. A
2. B
3. C
4. D
• ### In a survey regarding a proposal measure to be introduced

In a survey regarding a proposal measure to be introduced, 2878 person took part of which 1652 were males. 1226 persons voted against the proposal of which 796 were males. 1425 persons voted for the proposal. 196 females were undecided.

1. How many females voted for the proposal?

1. 624
2. 430
3. 600
4. 640

2. How many females were not in favour the proposal?

1. 430
2. 1226
3. 586
4. 496

How many males were undecided?

1. 31
2. 426
3. 227
4. 581
• ### Guest lectures on five subjects

Guest lectures on five subjects viz., Economics, History, Statistics, English and Mathematics have to be arranged in a week from Monday to Friday. Only one lecture can be arranged on each day. Economics cannot be scheduled on Tuesday. Guest faculty for History is available only on Tuesday. Mathematics lecture has to be scheduled immediately after the day of Economics lecture. English lecture has to be scheduled immediately before the day of Economics lecture.

1. Which lecture is scheduled before the Mathematics lecture?

1. History
2. English
3. Statistics
4. Economics

2. Which lecture is the last one in the week?

1. Economics
2. English
3. Mathematics
4. History

3. Which lecture is scheduled on Monday?

1. History
2. Economics
3. Statistics
4. Mathematics

4. Which lecture is scheduled on Wednesday?

1. History
2. Statistics
3. English
4. Economics

5. Which lecture is scheduled between Statistics and English?

1. History
2. Mathematics
3. Economics
4. No lecture
• ### A tennis coach is trying to put together a team of four players

A tennis coach is trying to put together a team of four players for the forthcoming tournament. For this 7 players are available: males A, B and C; and females W, X, Y and Z. All players have equal capability and at least 2 males will be there in the team. For a team of four, all players must be able to play with each other. But, B cannot play with W, C cannot play with Z and W cannot play with Y.

1. If Y is selected and B is rejected, the team will consist of which one of the following groups?

1. A, W, Y and Z
2. A, C, W and Y
3. A, C, Y and Z
4. A, C, X and Y

2. B is selected and Y is rejected, the team will consist of which one of the following groups?

1. A, B, C and X
2. A, B, C and W
3. A, W, Y and Z
4. A, B, C and Z

3. If all the three males are selected, then how many combinations of four member teams are possible?

1. 1
2. 2
3. 3
4. 4
• ### Five cities P, Q, R, S and T are connected by different modes

Five cities P, Q, R, S and T are connected by different modes of transport as follows:

• P and R are connected by boat only
• S and R are connected by bus and boat
• P and Q are connected by boat as well as rail
• Q and T are connected by air only
• T and R are connected by rail and bus

1. Which more of transport would help one to reach R starting from Q, but without changing the mode of transport?

1. Rail
2. Boat
3. Air
4. Bus

2. If a person visits each of the places starting from P and gets back to P, which of the following places must he visit twice?

1. R
2. S
3. Q
4. T

3. Which of the following pairs of cities is connected by any of the routes directly without going to any other city?

1. Q and R
2. P and T
3. T and S
4. None of these

4. Between which two cities among the pairs of cities given below are there maximum travel options available?

1. Q and S
2. P and R
3. Q and R
4. P and T
• ### Out of four friends A, B, C and D, A and B play football and cricket

Examine carefully the following statements and answer the three items that follow:

Out of four friends A, B, C and D, A and B play football and cricket, B and C play cricket and hockey, A and D play basketball and football, C and D play hockey and basketball.

1. Who does not play hockey?

1. A
2. B
3. C
4. D

2. Who plays football, basketball and hockey?

1. A
2. B
3. C
4. D

3. Which game do B, C and D play?

1. Cricket
3. Football
4. Hockey
• ### Only students can participate in the race

Consider the following three statements:

1. Only students can participate in the race.
2. Some participants in the race are girls.
3. All girl participants in the race are invited for coaching.

Which one of the following conclusions can be drawn from the above statements?

1. All students are invited for coaching.
2. All participants in the race are students.
3. All participants in the race are invited for coaching.
4. None of these
• ### None but the rich ran afford air-travel

Examine the following statements:

1. None but the rich ran afford air-travel.
2. Some of those who travel by air become sick.
3. Some of those who become sick require treatment.

Which one of the following conclusions can be drawn from the above statements?

1. All the rich persons become sick.
2. All those who travel by air are rich.
3. Those who travel by air become sick.
4. All the rich persons travel by air.
• ### All artists are whimsical

Consider the following statements:

1. All artists are whimsical.
2. Some artists are drug addicts.
3. Frustrated people are prone to become drug addicts.

From the above three statements it may be concluded that:

1. Whimsical people are generally frustrated.
2. All frustrated people are drug addicts.
3. Artists are frustrated.
4. Some drug addicts are whimsical.
• ### None but students are the members of the club

Examine the following statements:

1. None but students are the members of the club.
2. Some members of the club are married.
3. All married persons are invited for dance.

Which one of the conclusions can be drawn from the above statements?

1. All members of the club are married person
2. All married students are invited for dance
3. All students are invited for dance
4. None of these
• ### All animals are carnivorous

Directions: There are four statements. Of these four statements, two cannot both be true, but both can be false. Study the statements carefully and identify the two that satisfy above condition.

Examine the following statements:

1. All animals are carnivorous.
2. Some animals are not carnivorous.
3. Animals are not carnivorous.
4. Some animals are carnivorous.

Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

1. 1 and 2
2. 3 and 4
3. 2 and 3
4. 1 and 3
• ### Genius Consulting is a boutique consulting firm started by

Analyse the following caselet and answer the question that follows:

Genius Consulting is a boutique consulting firm started by Shirish, Balram, Rahman and Xavier, four friends from a premier business school. They committed themselves to abide by two principles: a) not to indulge in anything unethical and b) share earnings equally.

Genius Consulting could not get a significant project till the following year, when they managed a big one after Rahman’s father referred their firm to his top management. Convinced of the team’s talent following an impressive presentation, the top management awarded them the project even though six other referred teams made presentations.

The day following the presentations, they met to decide the way forward for the organization. Which of the following choices would be the most appropriate for Genius Consulting?

1. As this project violates both their principles, Genius consulting should not take up the project.
2. Due to the violation of the first principle Genius consulting should not take up this project.
3. They should take up the project. Further, since Rahman had agreed to equal sharing, he is not entitled to finder’s fee.
4. They should take up the project and as the referral helped them survive, Rahman should be paid finder’s fee.
5. They should take up the project. But, in order not to violate the principles, Rahman can be paid finder’s fee this year and an equal amount be deducted from his compensation the next year.
• ### Vimla is the domestic help for Shreya and her neighbour Padma

Analyse the following caselet and answer the questions that follow:

Vimla is the domestic help for Shreya and her neighbour Padma; both live in a posh gated community. Vimla not only cleans the house, but also cooks for both the families. Shreya treasures Vimla ever since she joined her family four years ago. Vimla joined Padma’s household this year.

1. One evening Shreya trying to pay the pizza delivery was surprised to find a few five hundred rupee notes missing from her purse that she was sure were there earlier. She wants to ascertain if someone has stolen the money. On reflecting, the following facts crossed her mind:

1. In the last one year, Shreya had noticed cash missing on three occasions.
2. Shreya’s husband also shared that a few notes were missing from his wallet, though he was not sure if they were stolen.
3. Her eldest son had been pestering Shreya for more pocket money for the last three weeks; in the last few days, he had stopped doing so.
4. In the last one year, Vimla had received six mails from her family asking for money.
5. Her eldest son’s expenditure had gone up in the last few days.

Which of the following combinations of the above statements would DECREASE the likelihood that Vimla has stolen the money?

1. 1 and 3
2. 1 and 4
3. 1 and 5
4. 2 and 4
5. 3 and 5

2. Padma discovered some money missing from her purse. She suspects that Vimla has stolen it. She wants to prevent the stealing from happening again and is contemplating the following actions:

1. She should let it pass, since to err is human.
2. She should confront Vimla and tell her that she knows the truth and the act is unpardonable regardless of her past service and she is thinking of terminating her services.
3. She should tell Vimla that she is aware someone has stolen money from the house but is not sure who it is.
4. She should share with Vimla that neighbours think Vimla has stolen the money she doesn’t, but is interested in finding out the truth.
5. She should directly ask Vimla if she stole the money, promising her no punishment if she confesses.

Arrange the following combinations of the above actions in the DECREASING order of appropriateness.

1. 1, 5, 4
2. 2, 4, 1
3. 2, 5, 4
4. 3, 5, 4
5. 5, 2, 4
• ### As a newly started organization in the IT sector

Analyse the following caselete and answer the question that follows:

As a newly started organization in the IT sector, Saksha IT is a fast growing 400 employee organization. Its head, Saksha Kumar believes in building an organization driven by humility. Which of the following policies would best help him achieve that?

1. Employees shall, in their annual evaluation form, be asked to acknowledge three of their shortcomings, overcoming which will make them better.
2. Employees shall be asked to share with their peers three shortcomings they had noticed about their peers.
3. The immediate superiors would suggest three shortcomings their subordinates have to work on in a given period.
4. Everyone beginning with Saksha, shall be asked to share three of their weaknesses, in a public forum.
5. Employees shall be asked to overcome three shortcomings in the following year. Improvement, if noticed would attract rewards.
• ### Mrs Biswas was to retire in one year after serving

Analyse the following caselet and answer the questions that follow:

Mrs Biswas was to retire in one year after serving in the construction department of the Gujarat government for more than thirty years. After retirement, she wanted to spend her retired life along with Mr Biswas, a retired school teacher in a small town in Kerala. They had two children, both studying in Bengaluru. The Biswas’ wished to construct a house in Kerala with their life savings.

The couple gathered information about owning a house in Kerala. They had four options:

1. Buy a fully furnished house from a big developer.
2. Buy a semi-furnished house from big developer and furnish it.
3. Get a local unregistered contractor to construct a house and furnish it.
4. Mr Biswas with inputs from the family could supervise the construction of a house back in Kerala by employing the best material, engineers, masons and labourers.

1. Which option would ENSURE the best control of quality of construction for the Biswas’?

1. The first option would ensure the best quality.
2. The second option would ensure the best quality.
3. The third option would ensure the best quality.
4. The fourth option would ensure the best quality.
5. Any of the options will equally ensure the best quality.

2. Which of the following additional information, IF TRUE, would improve the chances of the third option being preferred?

1. Based on the current information, with no additional information, the third is the best option.
2. Among local property holders, the contractor in the third option enjoys a good reputation.
3. Big developers are less open to changes in design.
4. Mr Biswas cannot stay back alone to supervise the construction.
5. The Biswas’ want to select the furniture on their own.
• ### Principal Maheshwari of BINK School of Management is facing a problem

Analyse the following caselete and answer the question that follows:

Principal Maheshwari of BINK School of Management is facing a problem that calls for quick action. She received an anonymous mail one day, possibly from one of the students, complaining about outdated syllabi, medicore teachers and poor choice of courses on offer.

Which of the following is the best course of action available to the Principal?

1. She should invite students to discuss any problem openly, one on one or in small groups, promise to act on them but firmly condemn the culture of anonymous mails.
2. She should update the students about the efforts the institute is taking in sprucing up the syllabi, hiring talented faculty etc., but make no reference to the letter.
3. She should convene a meeting of the faculty at the earliest and get them to work on updating the syllabi and also arrange a faculty development program but keep mum about the letter.
4. She should convene a meeting of the faculty and talk about the letter as a symptom of a deeper malaise, ask them to update the syllabi and also organize a faculty development program.
5. She should ignore the letter and not think about it at all.
• ### A pastor had eaten at restaurant with his troup

Analyse the following caselet and answer the questions that follow:

A pastor had eaten at restaurant with his troup of ten and his family. It is a norm to tip the waiter and about 20% of a waiter’s salary comes from these tips. However, while paying the bill, the pastor crossed out the automatic 18% tip charged for parties of more than eight and wrote “I give God 10% why do you get 18%?” above his signature. The chagrined waitress at the restaurant posted a photo of this on the social media. She was subsequently fired for violating company’s policy on customer privacy.

This would have been understandable if the restaurant had not posted just 2 weeks ago a customer receipt that was complimenting them. Social media and social activists came heavily upon the management’s ambivalent stand and the firing of the waitress. In response, the company posted a note on their social media page defending their actions. This quickly drew over 10,000 comments, mostly negative, to which the management started responding by posting the same note over and over again. There were also accusations of the company deleting negative comments and blocking users. The restaurant also experienced a sizable drop in their footfall.

1. Who/what is the main cause for the situation becoming unmanageable?

1. The pastor for flouting the norm of restaurant.
2. The waitress for violating customer privacy.
3. The management for not taking action against the pastor.
4. The management for giving out disproportionate punishment to waitress.
5. The management for removing negative comments from the social media.

2. The downward spiral continued for the restaurant as the management persisted in defending their actions and argued with those who criticised them. By the following week, the original post had generated over 18,000 negative comments. Which of the following is the best way forward for the restaurant at this juncture?

1. Unconditionally restore the waitress to her former position and salary on the ground that she was never at fault in the first place.
2. Apologise to and reinstate the waitress and ask her to apologize for her breach of customer privacy and post both the apologies on social media.
3. Reinstate the waitress provided she apologises for her breach of customer privacy and post that apology on the restaurant’s social media page.
4. Reinstate the waitress if and only if she apologizes for her breach of customer privacy and posts that apology on her social media page.
5. Recruit two waitress at a higher wage but stick to the original decision of firing the waitress.
• ### A college campus with a population of around

Analyse the following caselet and answer the questions that follow:

A college campus with a population of around 2,000 of whom 200 were children, 1,200 people between 15 and 45 years, 500 people between 45 and 65 and around 100 people more than 65 years of age. The campus has two big gates opening out to the city. There are 400 cars and 500 motorbikes inside the campus. The residents relied on these vehicles to visit the city located 10 kilometres away.

Now, with land within the campus becoming scarce, the chief administrator (CA) found the growing demand for parking lot difficult to handle. The faculty, staff and students wanted increased parking space. In the past six years, the parking requirement on campus had doubled. The CA found it inappropriate to construct parking lots from the students’ fee, even though those with vehicles may not complain about it.

Besides creating parking problems, the CA felt that these vehicles added to the pollution and made residents less responsible toward each other. The risk to the children and the elderly because of over-speeding was menacing. Therefore, the CA wanted to reduce the number of vehicles in the campus. Many faculty members, students and staff members, however, felt that demand for more parking space was natural as vehicles were required to go to the market, railway station, airport, and inter-state bus terminal all located in the city. They also told the CA that the elderly, sick and the toddlers relied only on these vehicles. After listening to all stakeholders, the CA wanted to solve these problems while ensuring the campus remained responsible and green.

1. Which of the following actions would best satisfy all the stakeholders within the campus?

1. Levy extra fee on students to construct additional parking lots inside the campus. Students should pay for up-keep of the campus.
2. Let all vehicles be parked in a college-managed space outside the campus while two battery operated vehicles handle exigencies inside the campus.
3. Bring all stakeholders to the discussion table.
4. To reduce carbon footprints, only pooled vehicles should be allowed to operate inside the campus.
5. Charge significant fee from any vehicle entering or leaving the campus.

2. Which of the following would be the best option to increase revenue, decrease carbon footprint and still satisfy all the stakeholders in the campus?

1. Make substantial collection from vehicles entering or leaving campus and construct a parking lot outside the campus.
2. Levy extra fee on the students and build extra parking lots inside the campus.
3. Bring all stakeholders to table and let them build consensus.
4. To reduce the carbon footprint, only pooled vehicles be permitted on campus.
5. Let all vehicles be parked in a managed space outside the campus while battery operated vehicles parked at the two gates can be use inside the campus.
• ### Girirajan an unemployed youngster from Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu, visited Singapore

Analyse the following caselet and answer the questions that follow:

Girirajan an unemployed youngster from Kumbakonam, Tamilnadu, visited Singapore where his school friend worked as software engineer. In Singapore, Girirajan realized that there were a lot of Tamils in "Little India" area. He soon assessed that there were very few restaurants serving authentic Tamil food and decided to set-up a restaurant "Giri’s" in "Little India" serving authentic Tamil food in traditional banana leaf. Customers loved the food. Very soon word spread about the good quality food served in the traditional way. Girirajan expanded operation recruiting 10 employees, all Tamils.

Six months later, Girirajan realized that a lot of Kannadiga and Telugu customers started visiting the restaurant along with their Tamil friends. One day, a Kannadiga customer looking for Devangere Benne Dosa suggested that it may not be a bad idea for Girirajan to serve Karnataka and Andhra cuisines along with Tamil.

With time, the popularity of the restaurant kept soaring. As a result, a lot of Malays, Indonesians and Chinese started visiting the restaurant. His software engineer friend advised to cater to customers of all nationalities. Despite his desire to go grand, Girirajan realized he did not have enough money to get extra space anywhere in Singapore and banks were also reluctant to lend.

One day, while assessing the business, he realized that the restaurant had 90% occupancy rate during peak hours and 40% during the non-peak hours. Both figures were increasing with time.

1. Which of the following options would be most suitable for the growth of the business?

1. Include Karnataka and Andhra cuisines in the menu.
2. Include Indonesian and Chinese in the menu.
3. Keep the focus on Tamil food only with an increased focus on quality improvement.
4. Expand to include either Karnataka and Andhra cuisines or Indonesian and Chinese cuisines.
5. Include Karnataka and Andhra cuisines as well as Indonesian and Chinese.
• ### Seven varsity basketball players (A, B, C, D, E, F, and G) are to be honoured

Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.

Seven varsity basketball players (A, B, C, D, E, F, and G) are to be honoured at a special luncheon. The players will be seated on the dais in a row. A and G have to leave the luncheon early and so must be seated at the extreme right. B will receive the most valuable player's trophy and so must be in the centre to facilitate presentation. C and D are bitter rivals and therefore must be seated as far apart as possible.

1. Which of the following cannot be seated at either end?

1. F
2. G
3. C
4. D

2. Which of the following pairs cannot be seated together?

1. D & G
2. C & F
3. B & D
4. E & A
• ### Anju, Bimla, Charu and Dimple stay in the same colony and study

Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.

Anju, Bimla, Charu and Dimple stay in the same colony and study in different schools. Their schools are in North, South, East and West direction w.r.t. the colony in no particular order. Anju’s school and Bimla’s school are located in opposite directions while Dimple’s school is located 90° clockwise w.r.t. Bimla’s school. The distance of the four schools from the colony is 100 units, 150 units, 200 units and 250 units in no particular order. Dimple’s school is located in West. Anju’s school is not the one closest to the colony while Charu’s school is closer to the colony than Dimple’s school. The school located in South is farthest from the colony.

1. If the school located in North is closer to the colony than the school located in West, then who studies in the school located at a distance of 150 units from the colony?

1. Bimla
2. Charu
3. Anju
4. Dimple

2. If Anju’s school is the one located at a distance of 200 units from the colony, then how far from the colony is the school located in West?

1. 100 units
2. 150 units
3. 200 units
4. 250 units
• ### A jeweller has 8 beads which he wants to use in making a necklace

Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.

A jeweller has 8 beads which he wants to use in making a necklace. There are 3 different beads of Red color - Striped Red, Matt Red and Sparkling Red. Similarly, there are 3 different beads of Blue color - Striped Blue, Matt Blue and Sparkling Blue. The other two beads are Green and Yellow in color respectively.

The conditions given below must be followed while making the necklace.

1. Striped Red and Striped Blue beads must always be put adjacent to each other.
2. Green and Yellow beads must always be put adjacent to each other.
3. No two beads of same color should be put adjacent to each other.

1. If none of the other two Red beads is to be put opposite the Striped Red bead then which of the following statements can be true?

2. If one of the other two Red beads is to be put opposite the Striped Red bead then which of the following statements can never be true?

1. The Yellow bead is put opposite the Striped Blue bead and the Sparkling Red bead is put opposite the Sparkling Blue bead.
• ### Four friends - Vikrant, Vikram, Jasneet and Saurabh

Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.

Four friends - Vikrant, Vikram, Jasneet and Saurabh - were born in four different months – January, March, July and December – of the same year, not necessarily in the same order. Each friend has a distinct surname among Joshi, Singh, Gupta and Agarwal, not necessarily in the same order. It is also known that:

1. Vikrant is younger than Gupta.
2. Jasneet was not born in December.
3. Saurabh, who is not the youngest, was not born in March.
4. Joshi is not the youngest and was also not born in January.
5. Vikram was born before Vikrant but after Agarwal.
6. Agarwal was not born in January.

1. Who among the four friends is the youngest?

1. Vikram Gupta
2. Vikrant Singh
3. Vikrant Joshi
4. Cannot be determined

2. Who among the four friends was born in March?

1. Jasneet Agarwal
2. Saurabh Gupta
3. Vikram Gupta
4. Cannot be determined
• ### Seven books, two each of Mathematics and Chemistry and three of Physics

Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.

Seven books, two each of Mathematics and Chemistry and three of Physics, are to be placed in order on a shelf. The two Mathematics books are of Algebra and Geometry, the two Chemistry books are of Organic and Inorganic and the three Physics books are of Kinetics, Thermodynamics and Electromagnetics.

The following conditions are to be kept in mind while placing the books:

1. All the books of a subject must be placed together.
2. The Chemistry books should be placed between Mathematics and Physics books.
3. The Thermodynamics book must be placed before the Electromagnetics book.
4. The Algebra book must be placed before the Geometry book.

1. If the Electromagnetics book is placed immediately before the Kinetics book, then which of the following statements may be true?

1. The Geometry book is placed at the seventh position.
2. The Thermodynamics book is placed at the second position.
3. The Thermodynamics book is placed at the third position.
4. The Geometry book is placed at the sixth position.

2. If a Chemistry book is placed adjacent to the Thermodynamics book, then which of the following statements must be false?

1. The Electromagnetics book is placed before the Kinetics book.
2. The Inorganic book is placed before the Thermodynamics book.
3. The Kinetics book is placed before the Geometry book.
4. The Kinetics book is placed before the Electromagnetics book.
• ### Four teams - Alveston, Blackpool, Chelsea and Dunstable - reached the semifinal stage

Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.

Four teams - Alveston, Blackpool, Chelsea and Dunstable - reached the semifinal stage in a football tournament. Two of the four teams played against each other in the first semifinal and the rest two played against each other in the second semifinal. The winners of these two matches played the final and the winner of the final match was declared the Champion of the tournament. The following observations were made during the semifinals and the final match:

1. Ten goals were scored in the three matches. At least one goal was scored by each of the four teams. Each team scored a distinct number of goals.
2. The team that scored the maximum number of goals in the three matches was not the Champion of the tournament.
3. Alveston did not play against Blackpool but Chelsea played against Dunstable.
4. Neither Blackpool nor Dunstable was the Champion of the tournament. The absolute difference between the total goals scored by these two teams in the three matches was 2.

1. How many goals were scored in the final match of the tournament?

1. 1
2. 2
3. 3
4. 4

2. How many goals did the Champion of the tournament score in its semifinal match?

1. 1
2. 2
3. 3
4. 4
• ### A, B, C, D, E, and F are a group of friends. There are two housewives

Answer the questions on the basis of the information given below.

A, B, C, D, E, and F are a group of friends. There are two housewives, one professor, one engineer, one accountant and one lawyer in the group. There are only two married couples in the group. The lawyer is married to D, who is a housewife. No woman in the group is either an engineer or an accountant. C, the accountant, is married to F, who is a professor. A is married to a housewife. E is not a housewife.

1. Which of the following is one of the married couples?

1. A & D
2. D & E
3. B & E
4. A & B

2. What is E's profession?

1. Professor
2. Engineer
3. Lawyer
4. Accountant

3. How many members of the group are males?

1. 1
2. 2
3. 3
4. 4
• ### Healthy Bites is a fast food joint serving three items

Healthy Bites is a fast food joint serving three items: burgers, fries and ice cream. It has two employees Anish and Bani who prepare the items ordered by the clients. Preparation time is 10 minutes for a burger and 2 minutes for an order of ice cream. An employee can prepare only one of these items at a time. The fries are prepared in an automatic fryer which can prepare up to 3 portions of fries at a time, and takes 5 minutes irrespective of the number of portions. The fryer does not need an employee to constantly attend to it, and we can ignore the time taken by an employee to start and stop the fryer; thus, an employee can be engaged in preparing other items while the frying is on. However fries cannot be prepared in anticipation of future orders.

• ### A study to look at the early leaming of rural kids was carried out

A study to look at the early leaming of rural kids was carried out in a number of villages spanning three states, chosen from the North East (NE), the West (W) and the South (S). 50 four-year old kids each were sampled from each of the 150 villages from NE, 250 villages from W arid 200 villages from S. It was found that of the 30000 surveyed kids 55% studied in primary schools run by government (G), 37% in private schools (P) white the remaining 8% did not go to school (O).

• ### Applicants for the doctoral programmes of Ambi Institute of Engineering

Applicants for the doctoral programmes of Ambi Institute of Engineering (AIE) and Bambi Institute of Engineering (BIE) have to appear for a Common Entrance Test (CET). The test has three sections: Physics (P), Chemistry (C), and Maths (M). Among those appearing for CET, those at or above the 80th percentile in at least two sections, and at or above the 90th percentile overall, are selected for Advanced Entrance Test (AET) conducted by AIE. AET is used by AIE for final selection.

• ### There are 21 employees working in a division

There are 21 employees working in a division, out of whom 10 are special-skilled employees (SE) and the remaining are regular skilled employees (RE). During the next five months, the division has to complete five projects every month. Out of the 25 projects, 5 projects are "challenging", while the remaining ones are "standard". Each of the challenging projects has to be completed in different months. Every month, five teams - T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5, work on one project each. T1, T2, T3, T4 and T5 are allotted the challenging project in the first, second, third, fourth and fifth month, respectively. The team assigned the challenging project has one more employee than the rest.

• ### In a square layout of size 5m × 5m, 25 equal sized square platforms

In a square layout of size 5m × 5m, 25 equal sized square platforms of different heights are built. The heights (in metres) of individual platforms are as shown below:

6 1 2 4 3
9 5 3 2 8
7 8 4 6 5
3 9 5 1 2
1 7 6 3 9

• ### A new airlines company is planning to start operations in a country

A new airlines company is planning to start operations in a country. The company has identified ten different cities which they plan to connect through their network to start with. The flight duration between any pair of cities will be less than one hour. To start operations, the company has to decide on a daily schedule.

The underlying principle that they are working on is the following:

Any person staying in any of these 10 cities should be able to make a trip to any other city in the morning and should be able to return by the evening of the same day.

• ### Four cars need to travel from Akala (A) to Bakala (B)

Four cars need to travel from Akala (A) to Bakala (B). Two routes are available, one via Mamur (M) and the other via Nanur (N). The roads from A to M, and from N to B, are both short and narrow. In each case, one car takes 6 minutes to cover the distance, and each additional car increases the travel time per car by 3 minutes because of congestion. (For example, if only two cars drive from A to M, each car takes 9 minutes.) On the road from A to N, one car takes 20 minutes, and each additional car increases the travel time per car by 1 minute. On the road from M to B, one car takes 20 minutes, and each additional car increases the travel time per car by 0.9 minute.

• ### Funky Pizzaria was required to supply pizzas to three different parties

Funky Pizzaria was required to supply pizzas to three different parties. The total number of pizzas it had to deliver was 800, 70% of which were to be delivered to Party 3 and the rest equally divided between Party 1 and Party 2.

Pizzas could be of Thin Crust (T) or Deep Dish (D) variety and come in either Normal Cheese (NC) or Extra Cheese (EC) versions. Hence, there are four types of pizzas: T-NC, T-EC, D-NC and D-EC. Partial information about proportions of T and NC pizzas ordered by the three parties is given below:

• ### There were seven elective courses - E1 to E7 - running in a specific term in a college

There were seven elective courses - E1 to E7 - running in a specific term in a college. Each of the 300 students enrolled had chosen just one elective from among these seven. However, before the start of the term, E7 was withdrawn as the instructor concerned had left the college. The students who had opted for E7 were allowed to join any of the remaining electives. Also, the students who had chosen other electives were given one chance to change their choice. The table below captures the movement of the students from one elective to another during this process. Movement from one elective to the same elective simply means no movement. Some numbers in the table got accidentally erased; however, it is known that these were either 0 or 1.

• ### An old woman had the following assets

An old woman had the following assets:

1. Rs. 70 lakh in bank deposits
2. 1 house worth Rs. 50 lakh
3. 3 flats, each worth Rs. 30 lakh
4. Certain number of gold coins, each worth Rs. 1 lakh

She wanted to distribute her assets among her three children; Neeta, Seeta and Geeta.

The house, any of the flats or any of the coins were not to be split. That is, the house went entirely to one child; a flat went to one child and similarly, a gold coin went to one child.

• ### At a management school, the oldest 10 dorms, numbered 1 to 10

At a management school, the oldest 10 dorms, numbered 1 to 10, need to be repaired urgently, The following diagram represents the estimated repair costs (in Rs. Crores) for the 10 dorms. For any dorm, the estimated repair cost (in Rs. Crores) is an integer. Repairs with estimated cost Rs. 1 or 2 Crores are considered light repairs, repairs with estimated cost Rs. 3 or 4 are considered moderate repairs and repairs with estimated cost Rs. 5 or 6 Crores are considered extensive repairs.

• ### A tea taster was assigned to rate teas from six different locations

A tea taster was assigned to rate teas from six different locations - Munnar, Wayanad, Ooty, Darjeeling, Assam and Himachal. These teas were placed in six cups, numbered 1 to 6, not necessarily in the same order. The tea taster was asked to rate these teas on the strength of their flavour on a scale of 1 to 10. He gave a unique integer rating to each tea. Some other information is given below:

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